Bulverhythe Housing Development
The council is working on a proposal to build around 190 new homes off of Bexhill Road as shown below.
This will help us meet housing demand in the town and provide funds for vital local services. At least 40% of the homes will be 'Affordable Housing' which will provide local residents with the chance to purchase homes through Shared Ownership and to rent at an affordable price. There will also be homes available for general sale on the open market.
Latest news - August 2020
The council is continuing to work towards submitting its planning application for the development.
All of the site investigation works and on site surveys, necessary for developing the application, have now been completed.
The council is currently completing an Environmental Impact Assessment with the intention of submitting our planning application for the development in the autumn.
Once our application is submitted you will be able to view the full detail of our proposals.
Our proposals have been modified from those shown below on this page, which were presented at the pre-application forum. Our latest plans have been informed both from feedback from that session, and subsequent comments received, and in response to the results of the surveys and investigations we have carried out as part of developing our application.
You will be able to view and make comments on the final proposals as part of the formal planning process, once the application has been submitted.
News update - May 2020
Following a range of consultation events and a planning pre-application process, the council is now working towards submitting a full planning application for the scheme. The council will be carrying out site investigation works and drainage surveys on site in the upcoming weeks which are required in advance of the planning application being submitted.
The council is acutely aware of the need to deliver new housing to help meet local housing need and is reviewing any potential implications as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Planning Pre-Application Proposals
The information below was presented by the development team at the public pre-application planning forum on 13 January 2020.
- Principle of development of the site for housing
- Housing needs and mix of units
- Former use of the site as sports pitches
- Design (site layout, building typology, materials and landscaping)
- Quality of the proposed residential units
- Impacts to neighbouring residents
- Impacts to biodiversity and trees are key considerations
- Highways impacts and vehicle parking
- Location of site within Flood Risk Zone 3
- Section 106 planning obligations
- Running order: architects, landscape architects, transport engineers, flood mitigation engineers.
The current layout